MTC Students Ten Steps to Enrollment
at Midlands Technical College
Midlands Technical College
1. Apply to MTC

Never applied to MTC? Please complete the Admissions Application online at midlandstech.edu/apply. If you are new to MTC but applied within the last year, complete an Application Update Form  at midlandstech.edu/forms.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

Applicants who have received their high school diploma or GED are eligible for financial assistance. If you are eligible, apply for financial aid (including Lottery Tuition Assistance) by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at fafsa.gov. Please be sure to add MTC's school code 003993 where noted on the application. If you need help with completing your FAFSA call the Educational Opportunity Center ( EOC) at 803-822-3749 or 1-800-922-8038 to setup an appointment. For more information : www.midlandstech.edu/eoc. Campus-based scholarship information can be found at midlandstech.edu/scholarships.

3. Open your MyMTC Email and MyMTC Accounts

A few business days after you apply to MTC, the Admissions Office will send you a letter acknowledging they received your application. Follow the directions in this letter to open two important communication tools, MyMTC Email and MyMTC. If you have problems logging in, call (803) 738-7635 for help. From now on, almost all of MTC's communications with you about admission, financial aid, finances, and other information will be through MyMTC Email. Until classes begin, check your college email at least twice a week. After classes begin, once a week will do.

4. Complete Admissions Process
  • Test Scores
  • Proof of High School Diploma or GED
  • Proof of Lawful Presence
  • Official High School Transcript

Submit qualifying ACT, SAT, and/or previous college coursework. If you do not have college-level math and English with a grade of a "C" or better, you will need to take the college placement test. (http://www.midlandstech.edu/edu/sds/sac/schedules.html)

Submit proof of high school diploma or GED.

All students must submit proof of lawful presence in the United States to be in compliance with the SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act (59-101-430). For additional information on verification, please visit www.midlandstech.edu/edu/sds/adm/lawfulpresence.html.

MTC needs an official copy of your high school transcript to consider you for the LIFE Scholarship, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and for admission into certain majors.

5. Complete New Student Orientation

Orientation is required for all new students. At orientation, you will meet our award-winning faculty and staff, talk with current students, learn about college resources and services, and receive advisement on your program of study. Go to www.midlandstech.edu/new to sign-up for your orientation session.

Before attending your orientation session, you will need to complete the Pre-Advisement Module (PAM). This online, interactive web tool will help you prepare for your advisement and will ensure a smooth transition to MTC. To access and complete PAM, go to www.midlandstech.edu/advisement and select ‘Pre-Advisement Module’. You will need to use your MyMTC username and password to login to PAM.

6. Complete Advisement and Register for Classes

Your advisor will assist you in selecting courses for your major. Remember, the more thought you have given to your course and schedule preferences before this meeting the more productive it will be. Please review your College Placement Test scores. They will determine which courses you will be placed into your first semester. You may want to retake parts of the test.

7. Pay Tuition and Fees

Each semester there are two fee payment Deadlines. If you register for classes by the first payment deadline and want to keep that schedule, you must pay any balance due by the first payment deadline.

If you register after the first payment deadline (Late Registration) then your balance is due at the time of registration. A late registration fee is charged.

View balance due at your MyMTC account. It will include any financial aid awards. MTC does not mail bills.

8. Buy Books

When you buy books, do not open any packaging or write in them until you are sure that you have the correct books, that the class has not been cancelled due to low enrollment, and that you will not change your mind about your schedule.

9. Obtain Student ID & Register Your Vehicle

Obtain your Student Photo ID in the Student Life Office on the Beltline or Airport campus. For Student ID Processing times, please visit midlandstech.edu/studentlife/stuid.html. Students must register their vehicle through their MyMTC account.

10. Read Your Emails

Especially watch for Financial Aid notices and requests for additional information. You will also receive e-mails regarding advisement, registration, and fee payment due dates.

Additional Resources

Below are additional online resources and information to help you begin your educational journey at Midlands Technical College.

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